A Christmas Carol (Great Illustrated Classics)
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!' A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly,... show more
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!' A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.
Publish date: January 1st 2005
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
Series: Christmas Books (#1)
Dickens wonderful story of how a man changes overnight in time for Christmas. I wanted a quick audiobook and this fit the bill. It was a good book to listen to while driving to work out and on the way home again.
Yay! I finally finished a Dickens book! Helps that it was short and one that I'm well familiar with thanks to Mickey Mouse and Xena. :D He's still a little long-winded but being restricted by a short story certainly helped the rambling. The Disney animated classic is quite accurate adaptation, but I...
Something I enjoy reading over and over.
Since this is a re-read, I don't need to write a new review. My old one can be found here: http://loram.booklikes.com/post/1506753/a-christmas-carol I'll be finishing it again tonight so might as well post now and save myself the trouble tomorrow.
I love this story so much that I revisit it every year at the start of the holiday season. I love everything about it, from the characters to the story to the writing style. Dickens writes with sly humor, but there is no mistaking the gravity of his argument about the spirit of Christmas and those w...